Kaduna govt reacts to telecoms shutdown over insecurity

The Kaduna State government on Tuesday said, there was no plan on ground to shut down telecommunication networks in the State.

Rumours had emerged on Tuesday that, telecommunication would soon be shut down because of bandits threat like the case of Zamfara.

However, in a statement on Tuesday by Muyiwa Adekeye Special Adviser to the Governor (Media & Communication), he said, the Kaduna State Government has no plans to shut down telecoms services. The statement said it has not made such a decision, neither has it announced any such plans.

He said, the Kaduna State Government did not reach out to any federal agency to request a telecoms shutdown, and it has not in any way ordered or effected a communications shutdown.

According to the statement, residents of Kaduna State should ignore these rumours.

“It is fake news which some people are trying to pass off as genuine by placing KDSG logo on their false statements. It is simply not true,” the statement said.

The statement further advised citizens of the state to ignore the fake news.

According to him, “there is no shut down of telecoms services in Kaduna State. The Kaduna State Government is transparent about security matters.

“Were a telecoms shutdown deemed to be necessary, that decision would have been formally announced in a properly signed statement posted on official information handles,” the statement said.

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